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The International Handbook of Social Impact Assessment: Conceptual and Methodological Advances

Edited By: Henk A Becker and Frank Vanclay

326 pages, Black and White Illustrations

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Jul 2003 | #136485 | ISBN: 1840649356
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Presents an overview of the range of new methods and the conceptual advances in social impact assessment.


Introduction - conceptual and methodological advances in social impact assessment. Part 1 Conceptual advances in social impact assessment: undertaking longitudinal research; using local knowledge; learning from participatory land management; integrating environmental and social impact assessment; conceptualizing social change processes and social impacts; integrating health and social impact assessment; an ecological model of well-being. Part 2 Methodological approaches for best practice: theory formation and application in social impact assessment; computer based qualitative data methods; assessing gender impacts; socio-economic modeling for estimating intergenerational impacts; using geographic information systems for cultural impact assessment; vulnerability and capacity measurement; citizen values assessment; involving the public; handling complex societal problems; environmental mediation.

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